Not for the faint of heart.
Extremely dense, jammy, and full-bodied, Opolo’s Mountain Zinfandel is not for the faint of heart. This is a massive Zin, with Raspberry Jam and Mocha aromatics, and a big rich structure.
A bustling French café welcomes you at the curb with aromas of fresh dew on a sidewalk, sweet tobacco, and tea leaf, all while inviting you inside to try one of the pâtissier decadent damson plum cheesecake bars, drizzled with a warm raspberry compote all framed in by rich vanilla spiced latte’. Drink now, cellar for maximum 5 years. Pair with grilled quail with a plum chipotle sauce.
“Happiness is opening a 2016 Opolo Mountain Zinfandel! Swathed in sumptuous layers of dark berries, sweet smoke, and warm spice notes, it’s just so yummy! Decadent aromas & flavors of grilled plums, black cherries, and spices. The plush palate entices with secondary notes of strawberries, rooibos, new leather, and smoked butterscotch, all beguilingly wreathed in smooth cherry pipe tobacco. At a head-spinning 15.5% alcohol, the effect is unarguably dizzying…a happy-making wine, indeed! (Cheers, Vivinoers!)”
Opolo’s estate vineyards were established from 1994-1996, with sites on both the west and east side of Paso Robles. The topographically diverse, coastal landscape of the westside vineyards provides for an intense and unique flavor profile. The heat and dryness of the east side vineyard make it an ideal microclimate for growing Bordeaux varietals. Home to a wide range of varietals, the estate vineyards help allow the team at Opolo to create many unique single varietals as well as award winning blends.
Most important in making high quality wine is starting with high quality grapes. Opolo’s vineyard team carefully monitors each lot of grapes throughout the season in order to produce the highest quality fruit possible. From taking leaf, petiole, and soil samples, to monitoring water uptake in the vines, all aspects of viticulture is carefully notated and examined with the intent of producing only high quality fruit for our winery. The entire Opolo production team works together every year to provide the best quality product possible.